The Geophysical Database Management System in Taiwan

  • Author(s): Tzay-Chyn Shin, Chien-Hsin Chang, Hsin-Chieh Pu, Hsiao-Wei Lin, and Peih-Lin Leu
  • DOI: 10.3319/TAO.2012.09.20.01(T)
  • Keywords: Geophysical Database Management System (GDMS), Central Weather Bureau (CWB)

 

Abstract

The Geophysical Database Management System (GDMS) is an integrated and web-based open data service which has been developed by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB), Taiwan, ROC since 2005. This service went online on August 1, 2008. The GDMS provides six types of geophysical data acquired from the Short-period Seismographic System, Broadband Seismographic System, Free-field Strong-motion Station, Strong-motion Building Array, Global Positioning System, and Groundwater Observation System. When utilizing the GDMS website, users can download seismic event data and continuous geophysical data. At present, many researchers have accessed this public platform to obtain geophysical data. Clearly, the establishment of GDMS is a significant improvement in data sorting for interested researchers.

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